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IUCN Save Our Species works to help Civil Society Organisations worldwide improve the long-term survival of threatened species and the communities who depend on them while coordinating their achievements for heightened collective impact. Sharing grantees’ stories, news and lessons learned is vital to our success catalysing a culture that protects and invests in species: the building block of our life-support system.

You can also find all articles published in our newsletter - A Call from the Wild - below.

  • 26.12.2017
    This December, Mexican veterinarian turned full-time wildlife photographer Alejandro Prieto was awarded the IUCN Bourse at the Terre Sauvage Nature Image Awards 2017. His work documenting Mexico’s jaguars (Panthera onca) demonstrated technical...
  • 21.12.2017
    On the Island of Negros, one of the main Islands in the Philippines, we find a rare and fascinating bat: The Endangered Golden-crowned Flying Fox. Winner of the Terre Sauvage Nature Image Awards IUCN Bourse 2016 Jűrgen Freund, went to investigate.
  • 20.12.2017
    Conservationist Tony Whitten, who was the Founding Chair of the IUCN SSC Specialist Group on cave invertebrates, was tragically killed in a cycling accident on November 29 2017. In 2015, SOS supported Dr. Whitten's work to help protect the...
  • 07.12.2017
    The number of lemur species to appear in the 2016-2018 edition of Primates in Peril: The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates has doubled to six, a testament to just how precarious the survival prospects are for many of Madagascar’s endemic primates...
  • 05.12.2017
    Species of wild rice, wheat and yam are threatened by overly intensive agricultural production and urban expansion, whilst poor fishing practices have caused steep declines in the Irrawaddy Dolphin and Finless Porpoise, according to the latest...
  • 17.11.2017
    Lemur conservation is continuing to attract much needed attention which can help raise the profile of the cause on the international stage for all of Madagascar’s 113 known lemur species.
  • 31.10.2017
    As the SOS develops, we are adding project profiles for new grants to our interactive map. But how can a user find them? This short explanatory video may help.
  • 30.10.2017
    How do you save a Critically Endangered river mussel species from extinction when a dam upstream and increased human disturbance in the vicinity is threatening its only known home?
  • 27.10.2017
    As the saying goes, good things happen in three. With the recent expansion into the USA and China mainly via zoos and aquaria; a new logo and the launch of its African Wildlife collection, these are exciting times for SOS partner, Coqenpâte (CEP)...
  • 21.10.2017
    The conservation role of tea plantations in Northeast India: With over 3000 sq km of land under tea cultivation, Assam is India’s biggest tea-producer, generating a rich brew sought world-over. But Assam’s tea gardens also play another vital role....


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